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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

emate clock


[click photo for gallery]

So yea a while back I bought a bunch of emates on ebay, and fixed them up etc. I have a box of parts left over - and I realized they'd make a very quick and sweet little computer-on-the-wall like my afterdark machine. So I made one into a nice big clock, which is nice because I wanted a big clock too. This time I spent no time mounting the parts in a case, I just have one screw holding the screen to the board, and tape holds the rest of the weight of the screen. And then there's two screws into the wall to hold it up. You can see it all in the gallery.

The software that is drawing the big digital clock is Sean Luke's BigCountdown which draws a very spiffy big timeometer. (mad props to Sean)

Oh yea and because the thing has a battery pack, I can unplug it without loosing the time right away -- unlike those damn clock radios!!! w000.

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4 comments:

Mooga said...

Nice!
Back in the day I actualy used the emate... Or quite a few. I was well known for braking them. The worst break being a shatered screen.

However, printing off the emate was a real pain. First they literaly had a teacher re-type eveything. Then they had this crazy, really slow docking system which formated everything crazy like. And then they finaly get it working with a printer. I must have had an emate for maybe 2 or 3 year.

Jtosh said...

Very cool!

I've been reading your blog for a few months now and i must say, that i've continualy inspired by the stuff you make.

Keep it up!

Jtosh

dave said...

Found you via TUAW, and I must say - impressive little DIY project, there.

I never thought of using my eMate as a simple desk-mounted clock (since I can't bear to strip it). Now it's an option.

cs said...

It's 2010, and this is still cool.

Would you mind making a complete end-to-end HOWTO so some of the more challenged folks (like me) can use a dusty eMate for this and do it right?

Thanks.

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